When do Los Pumas vs South Africa play for the Rugby Championship
The match will take place from 12:05 p.m. (Argentine time) at the Kings Park stadium and will be a rematch of the match played last Saturday, in which the Springboks defeated Los Pumas 36-20, at the Independiente de Avellaneda stadium.
The coach of Los Pumas, the Australian, Michael Cheika, confirmed yesterday the team that will play the rematch and that it will have two variants among the three quarters: wing Juan Imhoff will enter for Lucio Cinti and center Matías Moroni for Matías Orlando.
In the relief bank, the inclusion of Bautista Delguy stands out, who could debut in this Rugby Championship; that of Pablo Rubiolo, who was part of the Los Jaguares XV team for two seasons and has the chance to make his debut in the senior team; and the return of the pillar Mayco Vivas, by Thomas Gallo.
In addition, Agustín Creevy, Joel Sclavi, Guido Petti, Tomás Cubelli and Benjamín Urdapilleta will be on the relay bench.
The Pumas reconnoitred the field of play at the Hollywoodbets Kings Park stadium today and their kickers Emiliano Boffelli and Santiago Carreras made shots to the posts.
Rosario wing Juan Imhoff told the scrum.com page that “tomorrow we play a final against the best in the world, South Africa will seek victory to become champion and we will have to give up our best so as not to be spectators. Our goal, beyond of the result that will be an anecdote, is to continue growing in the game and as a team”.
The Pumas, in their best production since the start of the Rugby Championship (2012), beat Australia (48-17) and New Zealand (25-18), and lost 26-41 to the Wallabies, 3-53 to the All Blacks and 20-36 with the Springboks
South Africa will present two changes with respect to the team that defeated Los Pumas last Saturday, coach Jacques Nienaber confirmed the entry of third row Pieter-Steph Du Toit for Franco Mostert, while midfielder Frans Steyn for Damien Willemse.
This will be the 34th. games between the two, with an advantage for the Springbooks of 29 wins against three and a draw. The last Argentine triumph against the South Africans by 32 to 19, in 2018 in Mendoza.
How to watch Los Pumas vs South Africa for the Rugby Championship
They broadcast live ESPN and the online platform Star +.
Also tomorrow the New Zealand team will receive the Australian team, with the possibility of reaching their eighth title in a history of eleven editions of the Rugby Championship.
The match will be played at the Eden Rark Stadium in the city of Auckland at 4.05 in Argentina with Irishman Andrew Brace as referee.
Remaining to play the last date, the pointers are New Zealand (balance of +41) and South Africa (+28) with 14 units, Australia adds 10 and Argentina 9.
There would be a chance, albeit a remote one, of a four-way tie if Los Pumas beat South Africa with a bonus point and Australia beat New Zealand with no extra point.
In the event that the All Blacks and Springbooks are equal in points in first place, the points to be taken into account to determine the champion will be: 1) Greater number of victories 2) Results between the equal teams 3) Greater balance of points 4) Margin of points for and against against the equal team and 5) Most tries scored.
Formations Los Pumas vs South Africa for the Rugby Championship
South Africa: Willie le Roux; Canan Moodie, Jesse Kriel, Damian de Allende and Makazole Mapimpi; Frans Steyn and Jaden Hendrikse; Jaspier Wiese, Pieter-Septh Du Toit and Siya Kolisi (Captain); Lood de Jager and Eben Etzebeth; Frans Malherbe, Malcolm Marx and Steven Kitshoff.
Coach: Jacques Nienabe
Argentina: Juan Cruz Mallia; Lucio Cinti, Matías Moroni, Jerónimo De la Fuente and Emiliano; Santiago Carreras and Gonzalo Betranou; Marco Kremer, Pablo Matera and Juan Martín González; Tomás Lavanini and Matía Alemano; Eduardo Bello, Julián Montoya (captain) and Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro.
Coach: Michael Cheika
Referee: Damon Murphy (Australia), assisted by Frank Murphy (Ireland) and Andrea Piardi (Italy).
Stadium: King’s Park. Durban (South Africa),
Time: 12.05 (Argentine time)
TV: ESPN and Star Plus